Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The Little Rock Nine

It was 57 years ago today - September 25, 1957 - when nine negro teenagers were escorted into Little Rock High School by armed soldiers. They were called the Little Rock Nine.

One of them was Ernest Green. The Curmudgeon had the pleasure to talk with Green 51 years later, which was also the 50th anniversary of his enrollment at Michigan State University. His perspective on the changes in American society were amplified by an event a month prior to the interview: the nomination of Sen. Barack Obama for President of the United States, an event Green witnessed in person.
You can listen to the interview here.

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